Mitzi starts loving mess

Sandra Mitzi, Mitzi as a puppy, Mitzi With Friends

Mitzi was very young when I first saw her tendency to love getting messy – here she is having gotten a thoroughly messy snout after sharing some yummy nosh with her mate Otis. She remains a mud rat to this day – actively searching out the messiest places on any walk and rolling in anything and everything. Not the best …

Mitzi 13 weeks sharing with Otis

Sandra Mitzi, Mitzi as a puppy, Mitzi With Friends

Mitzi at 13 weeks, sharing some yummy dosh with her best friend Otis. Otis was a gentle and unfortunately blind Staffy boy. Mitzi grew up with him and was very sensitive to his condition. She learnt how to play with him despite his disability, jumping around from one place to another and barking so he’d know where she was. They …

Mitzi’s first vet trip

Sandra Mitzi, Mitzi as a puppy

Guess what was going on when Mitzi had her first vet trip on Waiheke Island? Yes, the rugby world cup, 2011. Mitzi was a model for the puppy rugby shirts. The only time she’s ever been dressed in clothes!! Luckily she didn’t know any better, otherwise she might have given me a serious talking to about what type of vet …

Mitzi on the first day with me

Sandra Mitzi, Mitzi as a puppy

Mitzi on her first day with me – exhausted from being stressed, sleeping in the front seat of the car on the way home. I didn’t know at the time but she’d had very little people contact for the first 11 weeks of her life (she was 11 weeks when I got her). See other 11 week photo for more …

Mitzi at 11 weeks old

Sandra Mitzi, Mitzi as a puppy

Mitzi at 11 weeks. This was also the first day we met, when I picked her up to take her home. There had been a problem with the people who were originally taking her. I don’t know what that problem was, but when I got her she wasn’t used to human company and was very distressed. She spent the whole …